Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting July 15-16, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold an online meeting of its Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) Coastal Pelagic Species Subcommittee to review model specifications regarding the Pacific sardine rebuilding plan Rebuilder tool.  This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2020 through Thursday, July 16, 2020.  The meeting will run 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time each day, or until business for the day has been completed.

Meeting materials

Purpose of the meeting

The estimated biomass of Pacific sardine fell below the minimum stock size threshold of 50,000 metric tons, based on the 2019 stock assessment.  The Council and National Marine Fisheries Service are required to develop a rebuilding plan, which is scheduled for Council adoption at its September 2020 meeting.  The primary purpose of the July 15-16 SSC Subcommittee meeting is to provide review and advice on developing proposed rebuilding alternatives relative to the Pacific sardine rebuilding plan.  Specific objectives will include 1) establishing a stock-recruitment relationship and associated uncertainty, 2) establishing Tmin, Tmax, and Bmsy, 3) setting other model parameters, 4) application of the rebuilder for the Council’s rebuilding alternatives, and 5) reviewing model outputs for the development and analysis of alternatives.  The meeting will also include discussion of 2021 stock assessments for coastal pelagic species.  Other technical aspects of the sardine rebuilding plan may also be considered, as appropriate.  Members of the Council’s Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team are responsible for developing the sardine rebuilding plan and are expected to be active participants in the meeting.

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

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  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 148 893 6595 and click JOIN
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Meeting ID: 148 893 6595

International numbers available: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Technical information and instructions

Attendee instructions

System requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding this online meeting, please contact  Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.

Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team to hold online meeting July 1, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ad Hoc Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. This meeting will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or when business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The CCCT is overseeing a climate change scenario planning process as part of the Council’s Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate and Communities Initiative. During this meeting, the CCCT will discuss finalization of four scenarios that describe possible conditions facing West Coast fisheries and communities, over the period 2020-2040. These scenarios were initially developed at a January 2020 workshop and at the direction of the Council have been undergoing refinement. Based on input from Council advisory bodies, the CCCT will finalize the scenarios for use in phase two of the scenario planning process. The second phase will use a series of workshops to consider the policy and strategic planning implications of conditions described in the scenarios. The CCCT will also begin planning these workshops during this meeting.

Meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting (RingCentral)

  1. Join the meeting by visiting this link:
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  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 149 961 7934 and click JOIN
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    • Join the meeting without a download via your web browser.
  4. Please enter your name and click Join.
  5. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen, followed by the meeting ID and participant ID, also provided on the screen.
  6. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

Phone only: If you do not have the ability to use the RingCentral application via computer or mobile device, you may join just the audio portion of the online meeting by calling one of the phone numbers listed below. When prompted enter the meeting ID (149 961 7934). For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.

+1 (346) 980 4201
+1 (623) 404 9000 (US West)
+1 (650) 242 4929
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+1 (469) 445 0100 (US South)
+1 (470) 869 2200 (US East)
+1 (646) 357 3664
+1 (773) 231 9226 (US North)
+1 (312) 263 0281

Attendee instructions

System requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the online meeting, please contact Dr. Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 422.

Budget Committee to meet May 19, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Budget Committee will hold a meeting to consider budget issues as outlined in the Budget Committee agenda for the June 2020 Council Meeting.

Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup to hold online meeting June 1, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Resident Killer Whale Workgroup (Workgroup) will hold an online meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Monday, June 1, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, or when business for the day has been completed.

Groundfish Management Team to hold online meeting May 29, 2020

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Groundfish Management Team (GMT) will hold an online meeting to discuss items on the Pacific Council’s June 2020 meeting agenda. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be held Friday, May 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time, or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of this online meeting

The primary purpose of the GMT meeting is to prepare for the Pacific Council’s June 2020 meeting. The GMT will discuss items related to groundfish management and administrative Pacific Council agenda items. The GMT may also address other assignments relating to groundfish management. No management actions will be decided by the GMT.

Online meeting agenda

To attend the online meeting (GoToMeeting)

  1. Use this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

  1. Enter the Meeting ID/Access Code: 832-392-373

  2. Please enter your name and email address (required)

  3. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number  1-224-501-3412

  4. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the meeting)

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10, 8

  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact  Todd Phillips at 503-820-2426;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204, ext 426.

 

Habitat Committee Webinar on Scenario Deepening, June 5

As part of its Climate and Communities Initiative (CCI) the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is sponsoring a series of webinars with its advisory bodies, which are open to the public.

The webinar with focus on Habitat concerns will be held on the following date and times:

  • Habitat Committee: Friday, June 5, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Purpose of this webinar series

The Council’s Climate and Communities Core Team (CCCT) is coordinating a scenario planning process to explore potential fisheries management challenges under climate variability and change. During a two-day scenario development workshop in January 2020, more than 70 participants, including representatives from each of the Council’s advisory bodies, developed four scenarios to be used in a stakeholder driven strategic planning process. This is designed to meet the CCI goal to consider strategies for improving the flexibility and responsiveness of our management actions to near-term climate shift and long-term climate change, and strategies for increasing the resiliency of our managed stocks and fisheries to those changes. The CCCT is now enhancing the clarity of descriptions for each of the four scenarios (also referred to as ‘deepening’ the scenarios). The purpose of this webinar series is to solicit input from the Council’s advisory bodies on how possible future conditions described in each of these scenarios might affect the species and fisheries managed under the Council’s fishery management plans.

Webinar materials

To attend the online meetings (GoToMeeting)

  1. Use this link:  https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

  1. Enter the Meeting ID/Access Code: 240-804-645

  2. Please enter your name and email address (required)

  3. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing this TOLL number +1 (872-240-3412)

  4. Enter your audio phone pin (shown after joining the meeting).

Technical Information

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 10,8

  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See the GoToMeeting Webinar Apps)

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Kit Dahl at 503-820-2422;  toll-free 1-866-806-7204.